Postdoctoral Scholars

Postdoctoral scholars pursue a program of research and training under the direction of an MIT faculty member. As of October 2021, there were 1,397 postdoctoral scholars at MIT—996 men and 401 women.

Distribution of Postdoctoral Scholars by Area, October 2021

  • 32% School of Science (444)
  • 30% School of Engineering (415)
  • 19% Vice President for Research area (254)
  • 8% Schwarzman College of Computing (112)
  • 6% Provost and other areas (89)
  • 3% School of Architecture and Planning (43)
  • 2% School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (29)
  • 1% Sloan School of Management (11)